Aluminum is a pure metal, and an abundant element on earth. The pure metal is unbelievably flexible which makes it the most widely used metal after steel. The properties of it and its tube make it durable, strong and resistant to corrosion with good thermal and electrical conductivity.
Its alloys are composed of lightweight metals. aluminum and magnesium which are widely used in engineering structures and in aerospace manufacturing since they are both lighter than other. Its alloys and less flammable. Aluminum alloys may also be composed of other elements like copper, zinc and silicon along with aluminum. There are a wide range of aluminum alloys that making it the most cost effective solution for many industrial and consumer applications.
It has a wide range of uses from aircraft, boats, and trains, engine cylinder heads and pistons, to window frames and aluminum foil for packaging and insulation. It is easy to drill, cut and machine, and can be welded and soldered with the correct equipment. There are different methods of finishing it, however painting and anodizing are the most popular finishes which make it more attractive and highly durable.
There are several its stocksholders across the UK offering its products, stainless steels, copper alloys and specialist alloys such as titanium and nickel. Some of the larger stockholders offer plain carbon and alloy steels and plastics. Stockholders carry large quantities to match immediate production requirements with just-in-time deliveries. In the UK the majority of the stockholders are a member of the Aluminum Stockholders Association.
The ASA members have to follow a strict Code of Conduct to ensure continuity of supply, high standards and quality systems. About 30,000 tonnes of stock is available at any given time for immediate supply from a warehouse system covering all of the UK. Members are actively trying to find ways to improve individual businesses and to develop the UK aluminum stockholding industry.
Righton is the UK's leading aluminum supplier which was originally established as an aluminum stockholder about 100 years ago. Over the years they have developed products and services including personalized aluminum extrusion, aluminum sheet and aerospace materials. Richard Austin Alloys are the UK's largest independent aluminum and stainless steel stockholders. They have heavily invested in a comprehensive stock range, modern warehouse and processing facilities and a professional sales team with a 24 hour warehouse shift system.